August 10, 2020
Today, we want to talk about some incredible summer skincare treatments! You do have some limitations because we are exposed to the sun more often. So if you have an active tan, burn-easily, or just generally love tanning, you have to avoid certain treatments like Halo Laser, BBL light treatments, and chemical peels.
With that said, there are still plenty of things you can do. Let’s break into our Top 3 summer skincare treatments to keep your skin healthy and glowing!
By Kaitlyn, FNP and Alison, Licensed Esthetician & Cosmetologist
Kaitlyn: Summer is a great time to step up your skincare routine because of the limitations of treatments. One treatment that you can still do, however, is a dermaplane. So Alison, run us through what a dermaplane is, how it works, and how it affects the skin.
Alison: Okay! With a dermaplane, we’re removing that top layer of dead skin and peach fuzz using a 10R butter blade. Essentially, it just goes over that top layer of skin and gently scrapes these off. This is actually removing two weeks worth of dead skin cells on your face, along with all the vellus hair (AKA peach fuzz) that we have. In the end, you’re left with a fresh face. We then put a HydroJelly mask on, a hot towel, and steam. Then we finish things out with the most important product- SPF!
Kaitlyn: Okay. So with the dermaplane, we’re basically just removing peach fuzz and dead skin to reveal the healthy skin underneath it! Now, does that hair grow back darker?
Alison: No. It is a common myth and misconception among a lot of people. We’ve been doing it to our skin for a long time now. Your hair does not grow back thicker or darker. Now it does cut at a blunt edge, so when your hair first pops through the skin, it is going to feel a little bit different. Give it a day or two for the hair follicle to grow back out and curve over. And then that’s where you get that soft feeling again.
Kaitlyn: Is there anyone who cannot have a dermaplane done?
Alison: Yes, if somebody’s suffering from really cystic, painful acne- I would suggest they avoid dermaplaning. Also, if you have a bad sunburn on your face or blister from a sunburn, I would definitely stay away from a dermaplane.
Kaitlyn: Is there any downtime to the treatment?
Alison: No- none at all!
Kaitlyn: Oh, wonderful. Okay. So let’s say someone wants to do the dermaplane, but wants to add a facial on. What would be your recommendation for that?
Alison: Definitely a HydraFacial or a Wet Diamond Tip HydraFacial.
Kaitlyn: Okay! First explain the HydraFacial to us.
Alison: The HydraFacial is broken down into four different steps. First, you’re going to have your deep cleanse exfoliation. Then comes a mini-peel, breaking up and away any dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and debris. Third is the extraction portion, which vacuums out your pores. Then, we’ll infuse your skin with hyaluronic acid, peptides, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Essentially, we’re taking out the bad and putting in lots of good stuff!
Kaitlyn: So now that we covered the dermaplane and the HydraFacial, let’s talk about the Wet Diamond Tip HydraFacial! Maybe talk about how that might be a better option than the standard HydraFacial.
Alison: This is easily our most popular treatment, especially when we’re talking summer skincare treatments. So with the Wet Diamond Tip HydraFacial, you are going to start off with steam. This loosens everything up on the face, especially your pores. Then we go in with the Wet Diamond Tip, which is part of the HydraFacial device. This is a little bit more exfoliating than the regular blue tip that we use in the HydraFacial.
So we use that in place of the regular first step of the HydraFacial. Then, just like the HydraFacial, we follow up with the peel, extraction, and infusion steps! You’re left with an amazing glow. Then, to top that off, we do some post-treatment red light therapy for 15 minutes!
Kaitlyn: So when you say that the wet diamond tip is more aggressive than the HydraFacial, that’s like combining a microdermabrasion with the HydraFacial, right?
Alison: Basically, yes. Except for a microdermabrasion is used dry- it’s just suction. With ours, we actually use all the serums from the HydraFacial at the same time. It’s much more comfortable and way less irritating on the skin- an added bonus!
Kaitlyn: So if you’ve tried a microdermabrasion before, you know how it feels. With the Wet Diamond Tip HydraFacial, we’re doing the exact same thing, but stepping it up a level. We’re infusing all of that good stuff right back into the skin at the same time. Click here to watch our breakdown of the difference between a microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, and a HydraFacial!
Well that’s our top 3 summer skincare treatments that are amazing for your skin! We also just did blog that talks about all the best summer skincare products.
If you have any questions or want to sit down for a free skincare consultation, give us a call at (513)-791-9474 ext. 2 and we’d love to get you scheduled! Follow us over on Instagram (@yourwellnesscenter) for more tips, as well as before & after shots!
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